Peter Sölva – Amistar Edizione Rossa

Producer: Peter Sölva & Söhne
Wine: Amistar Edizione Rossa
Grape Variety: 30 % Lagrein, 30 % Merlot, 30 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 5 % Cabernet Franc, 5 % Petit Verdot
Production Zone: Grapes from several location: Caldaro, Alto Adige
Altitude: 2000 feet above sea level
Surface Area/Yield: 6 acres, 2 tons/acre
Exposure: South East
Soil: Mixed limestone, chalk and rocks
Vinification & Aging: Mechanical removal of the stems, traditional fermentation in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature. Must extraction of about 30 % in order to obtain an extreme ratio between must and skins. That is, more skins and much less must in order to guarantee an ideal maceration or extraction respectively for the Amistar concept. When fermentation is completed the wine is extracted from the marc, all batches of each variety are then assembled in the available quantity parts of the vintage and then stored in barrique casks for biological acid degradation for 2 years. Then, the wine is bottled and aged for one more year and released to the market.
Production: 200 cases
Alcohol: 14%
Description: Aromas of violets and berries. Excellent balance and a great finish.
Food Pairing: Pork chops or steak